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Interesting Research News and Tools for Landowners – August 2015

Posted: August 17, 2015

Throughout the month we receive notice of interesting and relevant research and items. These items come from partner organizations. We'll use this space to share these items with you.

Pollinators – Keeping Our Forests Abuzz and Healthy

The news is abuzz about pollinators these days and for good reason. When the insects that pollinate one third of our U.S. diet decline dramatically, it’s time to take note! Wildlife pollinators are responsible for assisting over 80% of the world’s flowering plants, creating healthy ecosystems.

Resilience: A New Conservation Strategy for a Warming World

As climate change puts ecosystems and species at risk, conservationists are turning to a new approach: preserving those landscapes that are most likely to endure as the world warms.

Scientists have discovered that living near trees is good for your health

In a new paper published Thursday, a team of researchers present a compelling case for why urban neighborhoods filled with trees are better for your physical health.

Cotton candy ice spun by fungus

Microscopic and chemical analyses of the elusive and mysterious hair ice have finally revealed its secret: fungus.

How forests can be a bigger part of the answer to climate change

Usually when we talk about climate change and what we can do to mitigate its impacts, we talk about ways to cut back carbon emissions through alternatives, policy actions or efficiency measures. We usually don’t think about the role that forests play in this equation.

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